Meals from the Market Fundraiser

Durham Cohousing is pleased to be hosting a dinner for the Meals From the Market fundraiser to Durham Central Park. 

Durham favorite, Suman Bhatia, is bringing her Indian spices and delicious chutneys to the CoHousing kitchen to prepare a fantastic meal to benefit the park. Famous for her “Bolly Mondays” at Fullsteam, and her booth at the Durham Farmers’ Market, Suman’s cooking will not disappoint! Those who have not visited the Cohousing high rise will also enjoy seeing their beautiful community spaces including a professionally appointed commercial kitchen.

For tickets visit

Hosts: members of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community
130 Hunt Street, Durham Central Park neighborhood
(free parking in the Senior Center lot)
6:30 - 8:00pm
Guests: 52
Dress: Casual

Menu: Authentic Indian food and local craft beers
Butter Chicken (aka Chicken Tikka Masala): A satisfying ensemble of roasted chunks (tikka) of chicken in a silky butter-cardamom-tomato-cream sauce, perfumed with fenugreek
Chana Masala: A robust ensemble of chickpeas, roasted, crushed aromatic spices...with a soupcon of tamarind
Taazi Mili Sabzian: A medley of fresh vegetables
Basmati Rice with spices
Garlic Naan
Cucumber Raita (Cucumbers and yogurt)
Saffron-Cardamom Rice Pudding

Cohousing article in Indy Week

We were pleased with this Sept 30 article from the Indy Week:
How the Triangle Became Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement

Durham Central Park Cohousing resident David Scheidt walks down the street to listen to live music at DCP.

Residents of DCPC gather for happy hour on the balcony of their building.

House Concert Oct 20 Johnsmith

Live Music Lovers!

Our next House Concert is Friday, Oct 20 with the wonderful musician Johnsmith.  Just how wonderful is he? See the reviews below!

We can attest to Johnsmith’s extraordinary talent as we took an Irish music tour with him several years ago, and it still reverberates in our musical bones!  We look forward to sharing his live music with you, and supporting a great musician, in the common space of our Durham Cohousing residence. All proceeds go to the musician – a great way to support singer-songwriters in an era of technologically diminishing returns.

John has a loyal following in the area, so the concert is likely to fill up.  RSVP to let us know if you can join us.  A $20 check reserves your seat:  Dave Austin at 130 Hunt St., Apt 407;  Durham, 27701.

Hoping to see you!

Dave, Pam, and the Durham Coho House Concert Team

REVIEWS for Johnsmith:
  • Sing Out! Magazine:    Johnsmith extends his growing, glowing reputation…beautiful, high tenor voice, excellent guitar playing, and spirited, uplifting songs. His music is open-hearted, unpretentious, grounded in the personal, yet always accessible and universal.
  • PJ Curtis (Music Producer):  Johnsmith's latest album, The Longing Road (his 7th release) is, to my ears, his finest recorded work to date. From opening to closing notes, you are rewarded with 14 superbly-crafted poem-songs; delivered with soul and sincerity, style and grace, supported by cream-of-the-crop Roots musicians (like Darrell Scott) and all overseen by Producer extraordinaire Tom Prasado-Rao.  John's rich, emotive and 'lived-in' voice has never sounded better; at once poignant and bitter-sweet yet humorous and playful, John's gentle, poetic soul always shines through.  This album is, quite simply a real gem; a collection to be treasured, savored and enjoyed for many a day to come.
  • Tim O’Brien:  John's plays and sings so well you almost don't notice how good his songs are. It's all there, and he's this nice regular guy you want to hang out with. Watch out, his music will sneak up on you. 

TUNES on his website:    

Open House September 23 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We are looking for new members, and making friends with others who may want to join our cohousing community some day.

We have two condos for sale! Visit here for more info.

Your tour will include our abundant community spaces, and we’ll talk about cohousing living. Our collaborative community offers a creative, secure and sustainable living opportunity. Come check us out!

Parking is available across the street in the Center for Senior Life lot. No need to RSVP.

Grace Kim has a TED Talk about cohousing

This TED Talk, released in late July 2017, profiles how cohousing can make us happier and live longer.

“Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, a cofounder an an urban cohousing community in Seattle, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.”

How Cohousing Can Make Us Happier and Live Longer